Our goal is to keep Mexican food traditions alive and reconnect with our roots while sharing the real taste of Mexico with the world.
Mexico has more than 50 native varieties of corn, with their own unique texture, aroma, and flavor.
Indigenous Mesoamericans cultivated corn over 3,000 years ago and this incredible crop fueled civilization for centuries.
Corn is the foundation of Mexico’s cultural, culinary, and agricultural history and it is still revered today.
That’s why we say, “sin maíz no hay país,” meaning that our country and our culture would not thrive without corn.
When it comes to our stone-ground masa, corn tortillas, tostadas, and totopos, we value quality every step of the way.
We only use simple, natural ingredients. We follow the traditional Nixtamal method and only source high-quality corn from sustainable, native corn farmers in Mexico and certified organic farmers in The Netherlands.
We are inspired to keep Mexican food traditions alive.
In recent years, industrialization has nearly wiped out traditional tortilla making. At Tortilleria Taiyari, we revive the ancient Nixtamal method.
Like many generations before, we use organic and native Mexican corn soaked in cal (alkaline water) to draw out the flavor and nutrients. Then, the corn is stone-ground into fresh masa, and baked right here in the Netherlands.
We uplift rural communities in Mexico by paying fair prices and supporting farmers who grow heirloom corn the traditional way.
We also support conserving corn cultivation from one generation to the next. That’s why we encourage sustainable farming practices in Mexico and the Netherlands.
We support healthy eating and healthy living for a healthy planet. That’s why we only use natural ingredients, non-GMO corn with zero preservatives.
Our Mesoamerican ancestors cultivated the first crops of corn with similar methods that are still used today. We work with Mexican farmers who grow and harvest native corn using traditional agricultural methods that revive and protect the seeds of tomorrow.
Our ties to Mexico are muy importante, but we also know that transportation emissions affect the environment. For that reason, we choose to work as well with certified organic farmers here in the Netherlands. Our whole organic line is produced with locally sourced corn. In that way, we can support sustainable practices both in Mexico and the Netherlands.
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